Heckford Norton: special arrangements for writing a Will

Heckford_Norton_LogoWhen it comes to writing a Will, Hertfordshire solicitors Heckford Norton offer concessions to NHS staff at both West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT) and East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Special prices will be applied, simply let Heckford Norton know that you are a staff member or related to a staff member when you contact them and they will make the arrangements.

In addition, the firm will make a donation to Raise – your hospital charity – for every Will completed.

Rest assured that although it would obviously be very welcome, you do not have to consider a bequest to Raise to take advantage of the scheme.

>> Learn more about making a bequest here.

What is a Will?

In simple terms, your Will is a set of instructions for what should happen to your possessions and assets when you die. It also allows you to stipulate who will manage your affairs (your executor) and specify plans for your funeral and other arrangements. It is important to take legal advice before writing your Will, which does not need to be expensive.

Learn more about wills by downloading this Heckford Norton leaflet on Wills.

Heckford Norton staff and signWhy write a Will?

It is essential that everyone writes a Will, whatever their age and circumstances:

    • You can ensure your family and friends are looked after financially
    • Arrangements for your funeral and other wishes will be respected
    • Leaving a gift to charity can reduce the inheritance tax your family pays
    • You can name an Executor, someone you trust, to deal with your affairs
    • Sentimental items can be distributed according to your wishes
    • Without a Will, administering your estate can become complex
    • Without a Will, in some circumstances your estate may pass to the state
    • Without a Will, bureaucracy can cause distress for family at a difficult time

Why Heckford Norton?

Heckford Norton is a Hertfordshire firm founded in 1919 and so offer over 100 years of experience and reputation. They are an accredited member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme and are on the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced panel. Heckford Norton is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

The firm supports many charities and actively participates in charitable fundraising through various schemes.

Making a will and keeping it up to date are essential to ensure that your property is left to those you wish to benefit after your death. Heckford Norton has many years’ experience in preparing wills, obtaining grants of probate and administering estates. They can advise on tax and retirement planning and can help you secure your future with a power of attorney, for those times when you may not be able to look after your own affairs. They can also set up and administer trusts to benefit others in your lifetime and in the future.

How to take advantage?

You can take advantage of the concessionary prices for Will writing at Heckford Norton simply by contacting them and advising of your status as an NHS employee or family member. Please also tell them if you work for WHHT so that any donation from the firm comes to Raise.

Contact details are:

Heckford Norton
Tudor House, 2 Letchmore Road
T: 01438 312211
F: 01438 740805
E: apg@heckfordnorton.co.uk
W: https://heckfordnorton.co.uk/